Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: Accept My Surrender
AUTHOR: Jane Davitt
PUBLISHER: Loose Id
LENGTH: 270 Pages
RELEASE DATE: August 7th, 2017
Moving on after his wife leaves him, middle-aged John explores a side of himself he’d pushed aside since college, and dates men. It’s not working out too well when Logan, a local professor looking to rent the apartment over John’s garage, enters his life. John doesn’t expect Logan–younger, pierced, tattooed–to be anything more than a monthly rent check, but he accidentally overhears Logan’s steamy BDSM session with a casual partner and he’s turned on like never before. He can’t stop thinking about what it would be like to be the one on his knees.
It doesn’t take much to persuade Logan to teach John how to be a sub, but the experiment in submission quickly turns into much more than John ever dreamed of. The sex is sizzling but it’s the sense of fulfillment John feels when he yields control to Logan that he craves. Despite Logan’s struggle to adjust to being in a relationship and John’s inexperience, they’re moving toward something good when John’s faced with a choice. Two paths lie before him, both offering happiness, but only one calls for his surrender, body and heart, to the one he loves.
Well, this one wasn’t anything like I thought it would be. I’ve always been drawn the the BDSM stories where there’s a bit of an age gap, involving two people who couldn’t be more opposite. Reading the blurb for this one I was really looking forward to seeing how this interesting storyline would play out. Almost immediately I could tell something wasn’t working for me. The characters were off almost like their personalities were forced. Outside of a scene I didn’t really believe Logan as a Dom but in the scene it was totally believable so the back and forth was off putting and took me out of the story. I also struggled with liking John as a character, there wasn’t anything that really endeared me to him and that was also a bummer for me.
After his divorce from his wife John is at a point in his life where he wants to explore his sexuality and his attraction to other men. He also realizes there’s a submissive side that his new tenant Logan brings out in him.
In a situation where he has to find a new place to stay rather suddenly Logan becomes John’s tenant and both decide to act the on the curious attraction between them.
Logan and John embark on a very new beginner stage D/s relationship. Logan is a patient Dom and teacher while John is eager for approval and praise. Their scenes were ok, hot but not anything mind blowing.
I don’t know, maybe this was one of those types of things where I wasn’t in the right frame of mind to enjoy this one.
Needless to say these are 2 great authors but this story just wasn’t for me.